ABOUT US

COMPANY PROFILE

TRAVEL EXCELLENCE: Team that is small enough to care, Large enough to deliver.

Travel Excellence is a sister concern of KOLU GROUP OF HOUSEBOATS. We have been planning and providing holidays since 1940 for domestic as well as inbound tourists. We believe in developing strong and synergetic relationship with our customers, based on a feeling of implicit trust and reciprocity. Our priority is our customers.

Our houseboats are in one the best locations in the famous Dal Lake facing the famous Shankaracharya hills & Boulevard. The first Kolu House Boat, 'Shellane' was built in the year 1940 by Mohammad Kolu. In the year 1944, two more special class houseboats, 'Shabash' and 'New Shallanne' were built in the Dal Lake by a joint venture of four Kolu brothers. The four brothers' joint venture consisted of Ahmed Kolu, Jumma Kolu, Ghulam Qadir Kolu and Mohammad Ramzan Kolu.

In the year 1962, the first Deluxe Luxury Houseboat was built in Kashmir that was named as Pride of Kashmir which earned a lot of fame and is still a pride to the owners. Kolu group of houseboats is an epitome of the family bond. The management through the years is being taken over by the following generations. We are proud of announcing Kolu group of houseboats to be the largest inventory of Luxury houseboats in Kashmir.

DISCOVER THE EXCELLENCE?

Excellence in our services is our key task as we extend the comfort of home, the joy of sport, fabulous sightseeing and the luxurious stay.

OUR MISSION

To create and provide a total Travel Management Package in terms of providing comprehensive and professionally effective service at minimum cost to the customer, using and utilizing the best available resources and technology. Also, to nurture a work culture and environment internally and externally that promotes total commitment and growth, thus becoming the largest and the most reliable Travel Organization in the region setting standards in the industry for professionalism and reliability to the customer.

OUR TOURS

An exciting trip to destinations in Jammu , Kashmir & Ladakh is often complex and require careful and detailed planning. Our professional and expert team designs programmes to include all the essentials to ensure a perfect holiday with us. We specialize in package tours and tailor made holidays for groups and discerning individual travellers to whom we offer a wide range of specially designed products.

WHAT WE CAN OFFER

Our team can coordinate your entire program, starting from a houseboat/hotel accommodation, transportation to the excursions tours. We can take care of Individual Client as well as group tours. We specialize in Leisure, Adventure, Sports, and honeymoon and pilgrim tours. Business Travel, Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions/Events, and any other special requirement can be organized on a special request.

OUR CUSTOMIZATION:

Most of our trips can be customized based on your need. Each itinerary is planned in a way to provide a balance between travelling, sightseeing and independent time. For each tour we offer, we have a detailed day by day itinerary that describe each day's activities. The itineraries also list the details of the hotels we use and what transport, guide, sight seeing etc is included. Just send in your queries and give us a chance to offer you an itinerary that exactly matches your requirements.

OUR SERVICE: Where State-of-the art takes care of State-of-the mind.

  • Single Window Service System.
  • In-house Service on quantum basis.
  • edicated Travel Executives.
  • 24 hour Service Link.
  • Open on Sundays.
  • 1. PROMPT RESPONSES:

    We pride ourselves in saying that 100% of messages are answered the same working day, irrespective of the time zone.

    2. THE FINEST TRANSPORTATION:

    We believe that 1 st impression is the last impression. Car meets the guest at the airport on arrival and other services follow later. A large fleet of luxury automobiles, driven by uniformed chauffeurs with impeccable credentials in a hallmark of our services. State-of- the -art cars and coaches ARE owned and operated by us. All our vehicles are less than 2 years old and are equipped with front and rear seat safety belts, air-conditioning, audio systems etc as standard equipment. Step into luxury. We take special care of all the requirements, for e.g. you travel to Kashmir in the winters, as soon as you leave the houseboat and sit in the Shikara, our driver will be instructed to heat up the car in advance so that the guest could feel the warmth and excellence.

    3. FULLY AUTOMATED OPERATION:

    Ensures near zero error operation. A great deal of money and effort has been put in, to automate all possible facets of tour operation.

    4. THE BEST PRICE IN THE MARKET:

    Excellent connection with most major hotels, both in pricing and availability.

    5. 24 HOUR CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE:

    All clients on arrival are handed along with their vouchers, 24 hour emergency assistance numbers. We are presently catering to most of the premium travel brands and online travel companies providing 24x7 hours/days services.

    6. OUR TEAM:

    In our definition of a service business, people occupy the leading roles- ours are the best and the brightest.

    7. OTHER SERVICES:

    We offer this free service as part of our customer care. Our Escorts & Guides - The high calibre of our guides and their knowledge of the Jammu, Kashmir & Ladakh history, culture and nature, gives immeasurable added value to the services provided by our company. As a ground operator, we feel proud to help our clients to discover the small, yet diverse land which offers the perfect blend of Nature and Adventure tourism.

    Memberships Of Trade - The Company got affiliated and got the memberships of "TAAI" Travel Agents Association of India", "IATO" Indian Association of Tour Operators, and "ADTOI" Association of Domestic Tour Operators of India. "TASK" Travel Agent society of Kashmir . The Company is also registered with Jammu and Kashmir Government, Department of Tourism India.

    MEMBERS:

    Members

    OUR VISION

    To be recognized as a leading ground operator for Jammu, Kashmir & Ladakh by providing top quality services and keeping up to our commitments. Our vision is to continue the quality services for Kolu houseboats as a brand with the best price in the market providing the best of services.

    We have served domestic tourist as well as clients from America, England, Australia, Argentina, Germany, France, Belgium, Greece, Spain, Austria, Denmark, Singapore, Korea, Hong Kong, Thailand, Taiwan and among other countries and every day we expand our horizons to work with new markets from all over the world. Visit Jammu , Kashmir & Ladakh AND enjoy its scenery and natural charms, and let Travel Excellence take care of all that you need to make you feel at home.

    We look forward for mutual and beneficial relationship with your organization.

    Regards

    Nazir Ahmed Kolu

    Chairman & Managing Director

    chairman@koluhouseboats.in

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